Metal

I enjoy spending time with my plasma cutter, acetylene torch & homemade forge.
Octopus Wall Hanger
Octopus Wall Hanger

Wall mounted Octopus that I pulled the legs out into 3D on. Great place to hang items for wall display.

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Nutty Bolt Eater
Nutty Bolt Eater

A little fella I made during some down time around the shop.

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Dragon Handle Lantern
Dragon Handle Lantern

This all metal lantern displays a dragon hook handle and a different creature on each of its four sides.

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Cheesy Fire Pit
Cheesy Fire Pit

This fire pit was a custom order and was made with reclaimed materials.

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Ball Bearing Molecules
Ball Bearing Molecules

I have made a few different compounds from ball bearings. Many lend themselves to being wall mounted, but look great on a table or shelf for display as well.

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Hammered Armor
Hammered Armor

Hammering out these designs by hand feels a bit like time travel. It is a fun and rewarding work.

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Rail Spike Bottle Opener
Rail Spike Bottle Opener

This bottle opener is made from a railway spike. Your beverage of choice is not included.

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Wall Mounted Tree
Wall Mounted Tree

These free flowing trees are born of hand sketches. Each one varies in size, shape and complexity depending on my mood. They can be designed to suit more specific needs.

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Rail Spike Knife
Rail Spike Knife

These knives are one of a kind regular winter projects for me. I have a bucket of salvaged rail ties and when cold weather comes around I toss a tie in the wood stove and set to work. I hammer them out here and there as I work on other projects.

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Nessi
Nessi

Nessi started out as a winged dragon in my mind. However as things progressed she evolved some flippers and took to water. Nessi is an exercise in course work with ball peen hammer and some tig welding 22 gage mild steel with round blue steel eyes.

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Christmas Fundraising Ornament
Christmas Fundraising Ornament

My wife designed these for Soroptimist of Pasco-Kennewick and used them to raise funds for scholarships.

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Steel Butterfly
Steel Butterfly

A good challenge to stay sharp in delicate work with heavy tools. The butterfly was cut out with a plasma torch and it's little body was forged from a bolt.

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Wood

Would you believe I have an affinity for wood as well.
Rockabilly Roasting Sign
Rockabilly Roasting Sign

This Black Walnut and Metal Sign is made from a dead standing tree I cut down a few summers ago. It has been fun to work with the wood and make a sign for a local business.

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Wood Heart Brand
Wood Heart Brand

This mini heart brand was a custom request and pretty fun to stamp wood with.

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My Display Booth
My Display Booth

I occasionally take my wares on the road and this is part of the display I created to show them.

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Leaf Spring Knife
Leaf Spring Knife

This knife is made from a leaf spring and black walnut.

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Wall Honeycomb Display
Wall Honeycomb Display

This honeycomb shelf has lots of sweet spots to display mini figures or collectibles.

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Black Walnut Pipe
Black Walnut Pipe

This piece of Black Walnut has a lot of great detail and I did not want those details to be lost in large piece so I decided to make a pipe.

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Mixed Media

Not many things are more satisfying than the exploration of different materials.
Odd Lapadary 20161030
Odd Lapadary 20161030

Nessi started out as a winged dragon in my mind. However as things progressed she evolved some flippers and took to water. Nessi is an exercise in course work with ball peen hammer and some tig welding 22 gage mild steel with round blue steel eyes.

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knive
knive

You can always use an extra hand or eight around the house. Hand sketched and cut out of mild steel with the plasma cutter. These legs are then twisted out to project enough to hang small items.

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Hand Forged Walnut Handle Knife
Hand Forged Walnut Handle Knife

This knife was hand forged and polished. The handle is black walnut from a dead standing tree that I cut down a few years ago.

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Metal Top Hat with Leather Brim
Metal Top Hat with Leather Brim

Lincoln Inspired Metal Top Hat. It is a fun and rewarding work, albeit a bit heavy to wear.

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rr sign
rr sign

A good challenge to stay sharp in delicate work with heavy tools. The butterfly was cut out with a plasma torch and it's little body was forged from a bolt.

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Wood Wall Honeycomb 20170422
Wood Wall Honeycomb 20170422

These knives are one of a kind regular winter projects for me. I have a bucket of salvaged rail ties and when cold weather comes around I toss a tie in the wood stove and set to work. I hammer them out here and there as I work on other projects.

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Oddly enough, this is it. To see more check out my works in progress.

Cool Finds & Oddies

Reclaimed Vintage Lantern
Reclaimed Vintage Lantern

A bit of elbow grease, new glass and a wick and its alive.

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Reclaimed Grinder
Reclaimed Grinder

Someone thought this grinder was done for, but with a little TLC and some paint its working great.

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Dapper Dan
Dapper Dan

Sometimes a tie is all you need to bring things together.

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Homemade Anvil
Homemade Anvil

Welded together some flat plate and spent some time with the grinder.

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Homemade Forge
Homemade Forge

My first go at a reasonable metal work setup.

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Reclaimed Vice
Reclaimed Vice

We all have our vices and this is mine. I have made a few changes but it a vice I cannot shake.

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